Swimming Lessons for Marina

Swimming Lessons for Marina

Swim lessons for children are not something that, in my opinion, are optional.  I tell Marina there are only 2 extracurricular activities that she has to do.  The first is swimming.  There are about 390 drowning deaths per year. 76% of these deaths are children under...
Ahimsa: A lesson learned.

Ahimsa: A lesson learned.

I wrote a blog entry a while ago about teaching Marina to value and respect life.  One of the most important aspects of respecting life is the Hindu concept of Ahimsa. Even though I am Christian, I find a lot of value in this concept and think Hinduism teaches respect...
How to Get Your Children Excited About the Outdoors

How to Get Your Children Excited About the Outdoors

In a world full of plugs, flashing lights, tv, video games, and social media, one of the most challenging things is getting your children excited for the outdoors. One of the things I found with Marina is taking her favorite toys out with me when I go on adventures...
The World as Your Playground

The World as Your Playground

It never ceases to amaze me how many people throw away their lives in cyber playgrounds and ignore the world around them. I have noticed that several of my friends prefer to pretend their lives away instead of actually living them. Some friends give up valuable time...
From Alien to Little Drunk Person

From Alien to Little Drunk Person

I am not sure what is up with my friends, they always have the most colorful terms to describe children. One of my friends, Brigham, describes them as aliens. A co­worker of mine describes them as little drunk people. I don’t think there could be more truth to these...